Major Windows 10 updates will come twice a year, Microsoft promises

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Microsoft said on Thursday that it will update Windows with big feature releases twice a year, each September and March. They will be pushed to the users as soon as they're ready.

Caldas said System Center Configuration Manager will support the aligned update model, thereby making both Office 365 ProPlus and Windows 10 easier to deploy and keep up to date.

Before today on the Office side, Microsoft releasing three feature upgrades annually to Office 365 ProPlus - its client Office suite that is available via many Office 365 subscription plans - twice yearly. The semiannual feature updates will likely just mark iterative improvements to the operating system, with a few notable new features that help distinguish it from other releases. By synchronizing and bundling Office and Windows 10 updates, Microsoft has reduced the amount of working hours sysadmins need to put into upgrading all the workstations under their supervision.

On top of that, Microsoft confirmed that each feature release of Windows 10 will be supported for 18 months after it is first made generally available.

The Verge notes that the feature was in testing before the Creators Update was released, but Microsoft wasn't able to ship it in time. Fans are expecting things like a new Project NEON design language, a shell that's adaptable to different devices and form factors, the x86 app emulation on ARM devices, MyPeople hub, Continuum features for phones, and more.

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Microsoft says this strategy "adds further clarity and predictability to organisations by aligning with Office 365 ProPlus", all of which will serve to make future deployments more manageable for enterprises.

According to new plans by Microsoft, the company plans to launch two major annual updates for this operating system. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more odd that he should support Stockport County.

There's no doubt that Instagram is cranking up the heat with this new update, especially if we also consider their recently announced offline mode.

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